Taryn Manning Responds to Claims She Beat Up Makeup Artist


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Orange Is The New Black star Taryn Manning has responded to allegations that she brutally attacked her makeup artist.

TMZ first reported the story, saying that Holly Hartman "filed to get a restraining order against Taryn after several alleged brawls. She says the most recent one happened in November at Taryn's NYC apartment. In the docs, Hartman says the "Orange Is the New Black" star headbutted her in the face, whipped her with a wet towel, sprayed Windex in her eyes and mouth and put her in a headlock."

Manning's reps put out a statement, saying that she hasn't had contact with Hartman for months and that Hartman is under investigation for stalking, theft, and other crimes.

"The court has already denied the request by Ms. Hartman for a temporary restraining order The application for the order is suspect because Ms. Manning has had no contact with Ms. Hartman in many months due to Ms. Hartman's actions against Ms. Manning which are currently under criminal investigation in multiple jurisdictions. These investigations have long predated these entirely fabricated allegations. Ms. Hartman is under investigation for stalking Ms. Manning and for theft and other crimes. It is clear that Ms. Hartman's camp has leaked these allegations which were not available publically to elevate her own position and obscure her own wrong doing."

Manning herself took to Twitter to warn people about befriending fans.

"You can be famous in others ways too you know? Like the right way...not like this," the actress wrote on Twitter.

"People ask my advice about how to make it...well I know how not to make it harder. Use discernment when befriending a fan. Typically I don't use the word 'fan' but that aside I can't help how some of my fans act. I love you all who remain sane and loving!"

The two have a history. Manning was previously arrested for allegedly assaulting Hartman back in 2012 – but those charges were later dropped.